Doha Abdelhamid believes the productive ability of a society is a telling characteristic of the quality of life it can muster so a healthy, vibrant, fully accessible economy is the foundation of social fulfillment. This belief fueled a lifetime pursuit on an academic and a consultative front. Over more than 30 years, Doha authored several books and academic papers, about development economics and finance as well as gender equality and institutional streamlining, and worked on program evaluations for multilateral, development organizations.
Dr. Abdelhamid has formulated and managed policies and programs for civil service reforms as well as fiscal, national & local development planning for Egypt’s Minister of Finance office; Minister of Planning, Economic and Local Development, and, finally, in the Cabinet of Ministers and parliament. Doha is currently an independent senior consultant, member of the Economic and Administrative Research Council of the Academy of Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Member of the Permanent Economic Committee of the National Council of Women, the Presidency Institution, and a Visiting Research Associate at the School of Governance, Witwatersrand University, South Africa.
Doha Abdelhamid holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Economics from the American University in Cairo (Egypt ) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Financial Economics from the University of Exeter and the American University of London (UK).